Photos by Lisa Aciukewicz unless otherwise noted
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Fireworks explode over Fruitlands. (Photo by Stephen Into)
Members of the Bromfield Class of 2015 gather for an impromptu reunion at the fireworks. Front row, from left: Hannah Wharton, Meagan Glade, Diane LeRoy, Kelly O’Shea, and Pat Pesa. Back frow, from left: Annie Cooper, Emma Ritter, Marcelle Hazoury, Aliza Maki, and Jenny Specht.
A pristine 1931 Ford Model A is decked out for the Fourth. (Photo by Tm Clark)
Neo Vangala checks out the competition before winning an award for Most Patriotic in his age group in the bicycle decorating competition.
Spectators line the street waiting for the parade to begin.
Roy Van Cleef and Jude Connolly (holding flag) walk with Bravehearts, a group that runs an annual bicycling fundraiser in mid-July in memory of Dylan Connolly.
Grand Marshal Carlene Phillips waves to the crowd.
Sawyer Trainor has his bag ready for candy as he waits with his dad, Rich, and brother, Jackson, for the parade to begin.
Children watch and wait for more candy to be thrown.
Charlie Carbonell tosses candy to bystanders.
Dennis Lyddy leads the parade, which kicked off with the Girl Scouts this year.
The Bromfield girls softball team's prize-winning float features a live band.
Stu Sklar's family dog, a geriatric pug named Coco, travels in style in her own stroller decorated for the holiday and equipped with a fan to keep her cool.
Emma Voute works her way up to the top of the greased pole for the second year in a row, raking in $52. (Photo by Tim Clark)
“And they’re off!” The under-6 sack racers explode off the starting line. (Photo by Tim Clark)
Still in full dress uniform after leading the parade, Dennis Lyddy prepares to compete as a guest with a group of 5 and younger kids in the pie eating contest
Nozzles stream skyward as this squad awaits the whistle to begin their attack on the ball in a game of water polo run by the Fire Department. (Photo by Tim Clark)